unique, handmade quilled paper art

Minnetonka, Minnesota

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Note from shop owner North Star Papercraft's Etsy shop is currently on hiatus. For updates, please follow us on Facebook at

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Last updated on Oct 19, 2016

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About NorthStarPapercraft

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On Etsy since 2014

Twirling paper into art since 2013

Late in 2013, I was looking for a new hobby, something visually creative but also tactile to balance out the hours a day I spent in front of a computer screen for my day job. I stumbled over the art of quilling purely by accident while reading a blog about greeting card design, and I was instantly intrigued - while I'd never considered myself much of an artist with paint or pen, I've always been a doodler, and here were all the swirls and curlicues that decorated the margins of my notebooks, brought to life in paper! My local craft store had a couple tubes of pre-cut quilling strips (it must have been fate as I haven't seen them since), and a passion for paper was born. 

Entrepreurial spirit runs in my veins (my mom and grandfather both started successful businesses) and it seemed a natural transition to turn my hobby into income. In December 2014 I launched North Star Papercraft, first on Etsy, then as a website , and finally in late 2015 I dipped my toe into the art fair scene. You can also find North Star Papercraft on Facebook and Instagram.

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  • Fiona


    Drawing spirals and curlicues in the margins of my notebooks since 1987. Bringing them to life in paper since 2013.

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Last updated on May 18, 2022
Frequently asked questions
What is quilling?

Quilling is an ancient art that involves shaping long, narrow strips of paper into coils and curves, and gluing them on-edge into intricate designs. Some of the earliest known quilling artists were Franciscan nuns who trimmed the gilded edges from the pages of old books and used them to decorate new manuscripts and reliquaries.

How long does it take you?

It depends on the scale and complexity of the design, of course, but on average, I spend about 30 minutes per square inch of art; an 8×10 mosaic will take approximately 40 hours.

How do you set your prices?

My prices are based on the size and complexity of each piece and range from about $4 to $7 per square inch.

Care instructions

All of my framed or frameable work is treated with a UV protective, archival quality sealant to ensure your new artwork remains vibrant for years to come. If desired, you can clean a dusty piece with canned air or a hair dryer set on cool.